Joynt v. Volusia County– $2.6 Million Trial Verdict (2014)
Erin Joynt, 36, suffered life-long injuries when she was run-over while sunbathing in Daytona Beach Shores in 2011. Her injuries included multiple skull fractures, mild traumatic brain injury, chest and rib fractures, back injuries, neurological and nerve damage and neuropathy, sensory, speech and hearing loss, collapsed lung and facial paralysis. The jury awarded $100,000 for Future Medical Costs; $500,000 for Future Lost Earnings; $500,000 for Past Pain And Suffering; and $1,500,000 for Future Pain And Suffering.
John Phillips tried the case with a 2-3 year associate.. The trial was reported locally and nationally. Cameras recorded it in its entirety. Prior to the verdict, partial settlements were obtained not included in the above amount. The County has appealed and the firm may have to seek a claims bill to secure recovery for the client.
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